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Taiwan Film Directors A Treasure Island

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ISBN-10: 0231128991

ISBN-13: 9780231128995

Edition: 2005

Authors: Darrell William Davis, Yueh-yu Yeh, Darrell Davis

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This well-illustrated, in-depth study of the most celebrated directors and films from Taiwan and the development of Taiwanese film focuses on the extraordinarily rich work of four contemporary filmmakers-Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang. The authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition to create a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Following the relaxation of government control of the film industry in the 1980s, Taiwan's directors sprung from relative obscurity to international acclaim. Yeh and Davis trace this development, analyzing Taiwanese film from the end of World War II to the present. Featuring…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh is associate professor of cinema studies in the Department of Cinema-Television and associate director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is the author of Phantom of the Music: Song and Narration in Chinese-language Cinemaand the coeditor of Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics.Darrell William Davis is senior lecturer at the School of Theatre, Film, and Dance at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the author of Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film.